The Charlotte Observer, and Bob Pockrass of FOX Sports, report that the planned General Motorsports facility in the Charlotte, NC area will turn its attention from motorsports to manufacturing military vehicles.
In May, GM announced a delay in building the Charlotte Technical Center due to the pandemic.
The facility was originally announced in January of 2020, with plans to open mid-year. At the time, General Motors said in a statement that " The new technical center provides GM the opportunity to expand and enhance its support for Chevrolet NASCAR race teams as well as various other GM racing teams."
The building that Chevy was planning to build in Concord, N.C., to support motorsports is now going to be a GM Defense building for manufacturing military vehicles. Chevy spokesman said that there is planning for another facility for motorsports support. https://t.co/jeCfoBMJJJ
— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) January 22, 2021
The vehicles will be produced near Charlotte as part of a $214 million contract. ?It?s the same type of material we use in NASCAR racing to compete and keep our drivers safe.? https://t.co/w7q56YrkQ8
— The Charlotte Observer (@theobserver) January 21, 2021